1 killed in suspected arson attack at Samsung warehouse

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1 killed in suspected arson attack at Samsung warehouse

A fire tore through a warehouse of Cheil Industries Inc., a key affiliate of Samsung Group, killing one warehouse security officer, police said Monday.The fire started at the seventh floor of the seven-story clothing warehouse at 2:16 a.m. in Gimpo, a rural city west of Seoul. Firefighters...

Updated : 2015.05.25 15:39

Number of personal bailout applicants dips in Q1

The number of people applying for a personal bailout program declined nearly 10 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier, court data showed Sunday.A total of 25,775 people applied for a personal bailout in the January-March period, down 9.6 percent during the same period a ...

Updated : 2015.05.24 10:32

Court rejects arrest warrant request for ex-POSCO E&C VP

A local court on Saturday rejected a prosecution request for an arrest warrant for a former vice president of POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., who allegedly created a slush fund abroad.The Seoul Central District Court turned down the request made Wednesday to formally arrest Chung Don...

Updated : 2015.05.23 11:32

S. Korea announces bid for recovery of sunken ferry

South Korea has announced an open bid to select a company that will salvage the passenger ship that sank last year, killing over 300 people, the government said Saturday.The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it has allocated 100 billion won ($91.6 million) for the bid announced late Fr...

Updated : 2015.05.23 11:00

Two Korean wetlands added to list of Ramsar sites

Two South Korean wetlands were registered with an intergovernmental treaty on protecting wetlands, officials said Friday, in the latest recognition of the country‘s nature conservation areas.Sumeunmulbaengdui, a natural mountainous peat wetland on the southern resort island of Jeju, and t...

Updated : 2015.05.22 21:05

‘Nut rage’ exec’s jail term suspended

An appeals court Friday freed Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air, clearing her of charges that she changed the plane’s route in the so-called “nut rage” case. The Seoul High Court sen...

Updated : 2015.05.22 19:32

A life driven by curiosity, justice

For Pyo Chang-won, 50, Sherlock Holmes was not just a fictional character.Describing himself as a violent child, Pyo said he used to vent his anger “out of frustration” after seeing many adults whos...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:18

Ex-Korean Air executive freed with suspended jail term over 'nut rage'

A Seoul appeals court Friday acquitted a former Korean Air Lines vice president of charges of changing the route of a flight in the so-called "nut rage" case.The Seoul High Court sentenced Cho Hyun-ah to 10 months in prison, but suspended the prison term for two years, freeing her several ...

Updated : 2015.05.22 13:29

[Newsmaker] Tough road ahead for prime minister nominee

Hwang Kyo-ahn, the nominee for South Korea’s new prime minister, is expected to face a daunting task of proving his capability to serve as the nation’s No. 2 during his parliamentary confirmation he...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:20

Seoul recruits foreign participants to promote city brand

[Announcement] The 1st Seoul Brand Foreign Participation GroupWe are recruiting foreign participants to help develop the Seoul brand and raise it to a level consistent with Seoul’s status as a global city.We welcome the participation of all foreign citizens who love Seoul. - Number of rec...

Updated : 2015.05.21 17:42

Abe should face 'comfort women' issue: ex-envoy

A retired Japanese ambassador called on the Shinzo Abe administration to directly address the wartime sexual enslavement of Korean and other Asian women."If Japan tries to dwarf the 'comfort women' issue, it will rather draw criticism from the international community," Masatoshi Muto, onc...

Updated : 2015.05.21 17:12

S. Korea to hold expo on unification in late May

South Korea said Thursday it will hold an exposition to raise awareness about inter-Korean unification here in late May to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule.  The exhibition on unification will run from May 29 to 31 at Gwanghwamun Plaza as well as...

Updated : 2015.05.21 17:11

S. Korea to announce bid for recovery of sunken ferry this week

South Korea will announce an open bid this week to select a company that will salvage a passenger ship that sank last year, killing over 300 people, the government said Thursday.  The process will begin Friday with an official announcement of the bid, according to the Ministry of Oceans ...

Updated : 2015.05.21 11:55

Seoul confirms first MERS infection case

South Korea’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed its first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in a patient who returned from Bahrain to Seoul earlier this month. The 68-year-old is currently reported to be in a stable condition.The man stayed in Bahrain from ...

Updated : 2015.05.20 19:08

Wives less happy than husbands in marriage

South Korean men are more satisfied with their spouses than women are, the main reason being the wives shouldering more household chores than the husbands, a public survey showed Wednesday. According ...

Updated : 2015.05.20 19:03